Information

Serial Code Fragments:

MM P1–a X–II

Confirmed Company:

Norinco


Licensed by KBP Instrument Design Bureau


Victims:

0

Location:

Warshafana, Libya


Date:

01.11.2017


Map:

D11-12


Type of weapon

Chinese GP1 - licensed copy of Krasnopol system

Source

WarIsBoring

About

On Nov. 5, 2017, the website Libya Times published on social media photos of the remnants of an unexploded guided artillery projectile, but misidentified it as a U.S.-made Excalibur. War Is Boring identified the munition as a Chinese GP1 guided 155-millimeter artillery munition — a licensed copy of the Russian 30F39 Krasnopol guided shell. Libya Times reported that the shell was fired on Nov. 1 near Wearshafana, on the outskirts of Tripoli, by forces loyal to Osama Al Juwaili as they attacked the Fourth Brigade led by Brig. Bashir Najih.

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On Nov. 5, 2017, the website Libya Times published on social media photos of the remnants of an unexploded guided artillery projectile, but misidentified it as a U.S.-made Excalibur. War Is Boring identified the munition as a Chinese GP1 guided 155-millimeter artillery munition — a licensed copy of the Russian 30F39 Krasnopol guided shell. Libya Times reported that the shell was fired on Nov. 1 near Wearshafana, on the outskirts of Tripoli, by forces loyal to Osama Al Juwaili as they attacked the Fourth Brigade led by Brig. Bashir Najih.

Photo of the Chinese GP1 guided 155-millimeter artillery munition. The GP1 is a licenced copy of the russian Krasnopol system which is manufactured by KBP Instrument Design Bureau.

Chinese PLA soldiers preparing a DDE/PL66-152 precision guided artillery projectile for use.

KBP Instrument Design Bureau is one of the main russian enterprises working in the field of the russian defence industry. Its parent corporation is the state owned defence and hightec company Rostec. The corporation was founded in 2007 by Vladimir Putin.

KBP Instrument Design Bureau is one of the main russian enterprises working in the field of the russian defence industry. Its parent corporation is the state owned defence and hightec company Rostec. The corporation was founded in 2007 by Vladimir Putin.

It is reported that China Norinco has successfully sold GP1 laser-guided artillery to the UAE and to an African country in 2007. Norinco is as mentioned in previous cases a State-owed asset by the Chinese government (SASAC).